Archive for January 19th, 2011

New Pierce for Chicago Ridge

The Chicago Ridge Fire Department in MABAS Division 21 will receive a new Pierce Dash pumper for Engine 6513. A pre-delivery image was posted today on the Pierce Flickr site.

Chicago Ridge Fire Department Pierce Dash Engine 6513

A new Pierce Dash for Chicago Ridge Engine 6513. Pierce photo

Thanks to Josh Boyajian for the heads up!

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Elmwood Park Box Alarm 1-17-11

The Elmwood Park Fire Department had two Box Alarm fires on January 17th. The first was after midnight, and the second was roughly 8AM when they received a call for a fire in a two-story, single family, frame building of balloon construction in the 2100 block of 73rd Court. Residents reported a fire in the second floor bathroom. First arriving companies encountered heavy smoke and high heat on the second floor and initially had trouble finding the seat of the fire. Heavy fire was visible after companies vented the front of the building and there was a partial roof collapse in the rear. Interior crews were ordered out of the building and the attack became defensive. Elmwood Park was assisted by River Forest, River Grove, and Norwood Park on the still alarm. The box alarm brought Franklin Park, Leyden Township, Melrose Park, and Northlake (RIT) to the scene while Schiller Park changed quarters into Elmwood Park.

Jim Lee (CFD FAO) was there as fire vented through the roof and submitted several images.

Elmwood Park Fire Department (IL) house fire January 17, 2011

Heavy fire can be seen venting through the front and rear of the second floor and through the roof. Jim Lee photo

Elmwood Park Fire Department (IL) house fire January 17, 2011

A from West Palmer Street view showing fire venting through the rear of the house in the 2100 block of 73rd Court in Elmwood Park on January 17th. Jim Lee photo

Elmwood Park Fire Department (IL) house fire January 17, 2011

With heavy fire visible in the background, Elmwood Park Ambulance 944 is shown staged around the corner on Palmer near the alley leaving them a path to leave the scene should an injury occur. Jim Lee photo

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New Crimson aerial for CFD Truck 31

Steve Redick happened upon the new Spartan Gladiator/Crimson aerial lettered for Truck 31 today at the Quinn Fire Academy and sent this image. Truck 31 is quartered with Engine 64, an ALS engine company. In a previous post HERE, this unit was shown without a company number, but it was labeled as a paramedic equipped truck, and now that designation has been removed.

Chicago Fire Department Truck 31 Spartan Crimson

The new unit for Truck Company 31 is this 2010 Spartan Gladiator/Crimson 103' aerial ladder carrying CFD shop #E338. Steve Redick photo

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Burnham is on the website

The Burnham Volunteer Fire Department in MABAS Division 24 has been added to the website. Burnham covers just under a 1.5 square miles with 30 volunteers. They have two engines and a brush rig.

Burnham Fire Department

Burnham Fire Department station at 1401 Hoxie Avenue. Jack Connors photo

Burnham Fire Department HME Ahrens Fox

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website updates

Several images in the website have been updated in Chicago:

Photographs are From Jack Connors, Dan McInerney, and Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Chicago Fire Department Truck 45

Chicago Fire Department Ambulance 21

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